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Job Title: Senior Petrophysicist

Location: Benin City, Nigeria

Organisation: Atlantic Energy – Nigeria

Purpose of role:

•   Deliver technically sound petrophysical analyses and practice effective integration of all available petrophysical, geological and geomechanical data

•   Leading the evaluation of development opportunities and develop and implement high level petrophysical aspects

•   Supervise the petrophysical community and coordinate technical and cost control work in the team

•   Supervise comprehensive petrophysical studies to support and improve reservoir characterization, working closely with geoscientists and engineers

•   Coordinate petrophysical input to fields, projects and tasks assigned to the petrophysical team

•   Propose and perform analytical studies for coring and core analysis, capturing the petrophysical challenges of a wide array of reservoirs

•   Prioritize study focus leading to improved development and recovery from reservoirs according to business significance

•   Work effectively in a collaborative environment, with a wide variety of stakeholders

•   Maintain consistency of accepted working practices and develop best practices

•   Adopt safe work and environment practices in accordance with Atlantic Energy’s safety policies and business conducts

•   Promote business awareness in decisions and recommendations

Key competencies/experience required

•   Wireline data acquisition, QC and follow up.

•   Quicklook, standard, and complex formation evaluation.

•   Data integration, including mud logs, pressure data, geological data and core data.

•   Planning and interpretation of experimental rock properties data.

•   Interpretation of mud logging data.

•   Use of international and internal standards and best practices.

•   Evaluation and implementation of capillary pressure data. Basic statistics including cluster analysis.

•   Rock physics including Gassmann fluid substitution.

•   Project database management.

•   Familiarity with preparation of drilling programs and final well reports. Familiarity with well site operations and QHSE requirements.

•   Understanding coring operations and core analysis (CCAL and SCAL).

•   Understanding technical and contractual specifications for tenders and contracts.

•   Experience with the relationship between rock physics and geophysical properties and as a minimum, a basic understanding of reservoir geology and reservoir engineering.

•   Analytical work experience including core data and saturation modeling

•   Considerable previous petrophysics-focused experience in the oil/gas industry

•   Well-developed open hole log analysis skills

•   Experience working with a multi-disciplinary subsurface team involving engineers, geoscientists and petrophysicists

•   Experience of drilling operations and real-time data analysis.

•   Experience using petrophysical software

Person Specification:

•   Geoscience  degree

•   Minimum of +8-10 years experience in the Oil Industry

•   Ability to perform rigorous, comprehensive petrophysical analyses, single-well or field study

•   Previous experience in West Africa will be an advantage


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this post. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.  These may therefore be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Joining Atlantic:

Please note that, due to the values upon which our organisation is based, all candidates who progress to final interview will have their credentials fully verified by a third party company.  This includes authenticating your background including education, qualifications, employment history and places of residence. By submitting your application to Atlantic you hereby agree that all information provided by you is correct and that you agree to undergo such checks as required prior to attending the final interview. Only when the new employee has successfully completed their probationary period will the employment deemed to be permanent.

All successful candidates will receive a copy of the terms and conditions on which employment is offered with their offer letter.

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